The biggest topic up for debate in our town right now is getting these kids back into the classroom. We have been on distance learning since March 2020. Sounds crazy I know, but our school board had two or three different start dates over the last year, but only now have they said it was safe for us to go back to school.
Friends of mine in other states and even other cities close by have been in school since September full-time or since November on a hybrid system. Our TK through 5th graders just got the OK to go back on Monday doing hybrid and they just announced last night that the big kids will get to go back on March 29th just in time to go back out on Spring Break for a week before making the final run through the end of the school year.
The other debate that has come up is the fact that our county in California is in the Purple (AKA VERY HIGH COVID NUMBERS) but every single county around us is either 1 or 2 levels above us, including San Francisco County and most of the San Francisco Bay Area, counties that have triple the population that we have. Our county is even behind Los Angeles County in getting out of the purple tier.
I know it sounds petty to be arguing over the status of our county, but for the most part people we know who have gotten COVID have gotten it and gotten over it. It seems rare in our circle of friends and family to have had a serious reaction to it.
Hopefully by this time next year all of this will just be a story we remember and not something we still are working through.
What’s the status of the schools near you? Is COVID still wrecking your normal?